Words matter. We are bombarded with messages every day. We have to be proactive to guard our hearts and transform our thinking to truth and purpose each day.
I want to be proactive to help guide our family in the way of Jesus. So, I've been slowly crafting a vision and mission statement for our family which we can post in our home to remind us of who God is, what he's done, who we are and what we are to do as a result.
This exercise has been inspired by: 1) Deuteronomy 6, where Moses instructs God's covenant people to write the word of God on the walls and door frames of their homes and to talk about his instruction when at the table, when lying down and when walking along the road (i.e. all times, in every place!) and 2) The book What's Best Next
The vision we lean into:
Joyfully abiding in Christ for the good of the world
The mission of daily living:
A gospel anchored family who
Worships in all areas of life
Welcomes the stranger
Withholds nothing of resources entrusted to us
Witnesses to the good news of the kingdom
Works with creativity and collaboration rather than consumerism and criticism
Waits expectantly for the return of King Jesus